Alan Young, actor from the show Mr. Ed, stars in an unaired pilot for CBS called Mr. Terriffic. Young plaus a weakling that takes a super pill that turns him into a superhero. Edward Andrews plays his boss. The series was developed by Edward Montagne who conceived the show, McHale's Navy. Because of a general dislike for the character he protrayed and a disdain for the pilot, Mr Young bowed out of the pilot and the show was revamped using an entirely new cast and concept. Topic: Terrific-Young-Unaired Pilot
A 1975 unsold pilot called "We've Got Your Number", hosted by Jack Barry. This is a proposed game show, and isn't that bad at all. The copyright notice I believe is invalid as it doesn't have the copyright symbol nor the word "copyright". As to whether it is a published work or not, I don't know, perhaps it was shown to potential networks/syndicators and that makes it a published work? I don't know. Topics: Classic TV, Television, Unsold Pilot, Failed Pilot, Jack Barry, 1970s, Game show, Unsold TV Pilot
I have no idea what this is, except that it isn't the DuMont show. A children's game show with Paul Winchell. It seems to be from 1962 based on a search on Google books. Probably a pilot. Not good. Also, this copy is incomplete, missing part of the opening and some of the contestant introductions. May have been intended as a daytime show based on the brief running time. I'll never understand how failed pilots can survive when entire runs of actually-aired TV series are lost. Am I correct in... Topics: Classic TV, Television, Game show, 1960s, Children's television, Paul Winchell, Unsold Pilot,...
An unsold television pilot from 1961 called "Strictly for Laffs", in which comedians told jokes. Oddly, this pilot runs for 21 minutes, though the average show of the time lasted at least 24 minutes. Many people appear, including a few famous ones including Rose Marie, Alan Reed, and Moe Howard. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Unsold Pilot, Television Pilot, 1960s, 60s, Sixties, Television
An episode of "The Frankie Laine Show", featuring Patti Page and Tommy Dorsey. According to someone on YouTube, this is an unaired pilot for a series which was never produced. Perhaps one of the oldest unsold pilots you'll ever see.... Topics: Classic TV, Television, The Frankie Laine Show, Patti Page, Frankie Laine, Failed Pilot, Unsold...
A very silly 1963 unsold pilot for a proposed sitcom called "Munroe". Very silly. This is not "NET Playhouse" or "Playhouse 90". At 22 minutes, it is shorter than the average sitcom of the era. Print is very shaky/unsteady. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1960s, 60s, Sixties, Sitcom, Unsold Pilot, Unsold TV Pilot
An unsold television pilot called "Sea Divers". I'm not surprised this wasn't picked up, the production values would have been b-grade even for a syndicated show. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Unsold pilot, television pilot, 1958
An unsold television pilot called "Counterspy''. Not surprised it wasn't picked up: bad script, bad production values, bad acting. I find it depressing that this unimportant nonsense still exists and is readily available, yet nothing remains of many far more important series, while other important programs are unavailable, or generally decomposing into goo. Ugh. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Unsold television pilot, Unsold pilot
An unsold pilot for a proposed series titled "The Jane Powell Show". This would have been a sitcom about a singer who marries a a math professor (played by Russell Johnson) and has to adapt to small-town life. ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1960s, 60s, Sixties, Jane Powell, Unsold TV Pilot
Tales Of Frankenstein (The Face In The Tombstone Mirror) - Pilot A collaboration between Screen Gems and Hammer Studios and written by Kurt Siodmack, the creator of The Wolfman. This TV pilot looks like a combination of Universal and Hammer Frankenstein movies. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: tales, frankenstein, face, tombstone, mirror, Kurt Siodmack, unsold, pilot, science fiction,...
The concept was good but the casting was not. All were sent home except Mr. Ed who remained in his strall. The casting of the "voice: of Mr. Ed was "Rocky Lane, a 1940's singing cwboy from Republic studios who took up residence at the creator's home on the sofa". said Alan Young in an interview. He didn't get credit for the voice because at first he didn't want to be associated with a talking horse but when the show caught on, he wanted credit but was denied it. The producer of... ( 2 reviews ) Topic: Mr. Ed- Wilbur Pope-unaired pilot
An unsold TV pilot from 1963 called "The Plot Thickens". Same concept as the early 1950s series "Crawford Mystery Theatre" (of which only a single kinescope survives...anyone able to upload it?). In this pilot, a panel is shown a short film about a crime, and then has to guess who the guilty person is. Features Groucho Marx as one of the panel members. Could someone please check that this is public domain? ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Unsold Pilot, Unsold TV Pilot, Television Pilot, 1960s, 60s, Sixties
An unsold television pilot presumably from the 1950's. Based partially on the real-life murder of criminal Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel. Air date is unknown. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Unsold Pilot, Television Pilot, Crime, Murder, Murderer, Criminal,...
Pilot that wasn't picked up for "The Ginger Rogers Show". Ginger Rogers plays twin sisters Margaret and Elizabeth Harcourt with Charles Ruggles as their Uncle Eli Harcourt and guest star Cesare Danova. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: pilot, a love affair just for three, AVup, episode, Ginger Rogers, ginger, rogers, Charles Ruggles,...
Here's something so bad it makes "Queen for a Day" look like "Masterpiece Theatre". It is an unsold television pilot from 1954, for a game show called "Pass the Line" in which an artist slowly draws a picture in ten steps, and each step is copied by a panel of "celebrities" (one of which is Jonathan Winters!). At the end of the incredibly awful pilot, the host and some other guy directly speak to the networks telling them why they should pick up the... ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Lame, Crap, WTF, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Classic TV, Television, Game Show, Panel Show, Unsold Pilot,...
Failed TV pilot called "Meet The O'Briens". Made in 1954, This TV pilot seems more like a 40's comedy short than a 50's TV program. It's easy to see why this wasn't picked up, As although it is fairly funny, they would of ran out of storylines quickly. I don't know much about this pilot. If anyone could get some info on this pilot, that would be useful. ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Failed Pilot, Early Television
A bizarre 1952 TV pilot for "The Spike Jones Show", a comedy/variety show. The pilot was not picked up, but Spike Jones did eventually host a series on TV: In 1954 he hosted a mid-season replacement, in 1957 he hosted a summer replacement, and in 1961 he hosted yet another series. (if there's anything wrong with this upload, please let me know). ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Television, Racial Stereotyping, Unsold Pilot, failed pilot, The...
"Douglas Fairbanks Jr Presents Bulldog Drummond and 'The Ludlow Affair'" Series 5 Episode 13 (28 January 1957) This was made as a pilot for a possible series. When it wasn't picked up the pilot was used as an episode in the "Douglas Fairbanks Presents" series. Cast Douglas Fairbanks Jr - Host Robert Beatty - Bulldog Drummond Greta Gynt - Mrs. Harriette Ludlow Michael Ripper - Kelly William Franklyn - Roger Benning Harry Lane - Kinsella John Le Mesurier - Inspector Burroughs... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Bulldog Drummond, Douglas Fairbanks Jr Presents, Failed Pilot, Robert Beatty
A failed TV pilot called "Time Out for Ginger", based on the play of the same name. Slightly surreal and confusing, It's easy to see why this pilot wasn't turned into a series, Although this pilot is still watchable, with a special guest star that makes it worth downloading. Well below the standards of the time! ( 21 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Retro, Failed TV Pilot, Failed TV Pilots, TV, Television, Rare, Flop
A eight minute episode of BatMan to introduce Bat Girl. The ratings at this were low and Yvonne Craig as Bat Girl was there to boost the ratings. This "episode" was shown to the "suits" of 20th century fox and never aired. I figure it's PD. ( 3 reviews ) Topic: Bat Man-Bat Girl-comics-20th Century Fox-Unaired Pilot
Failed TV pilot from 1950 called "Let's Join Joanie". Two years before she starred in the semi-popular 50's sitcom "I Married Joan", Joan Davis did this unsuccessful pilot. I don't know much about this pilot, Which curiously runs 33 minutes long despite the fact that it features no commercials. Don't watch it expecting comedy gold, But it does have historic value, and is kinda amusing. The picture quality is horrible. I plan to upload a better file, but the picture quality... ( 11 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Failed Pilot, Joan Davis, 50's Television, Fifties, 1950's
This is a movie length pilot for a series that never materialised. Blatantly influenced by 'The Exorcist' it stars Dack Rambo (who later appeared in 'Dallas' for a while) and co-stars Dan O'Herlihy as the exorcist and a young Kim Catrall as the mother of the possessed girl. The evil 'Rimmin' - leader of the satanic cult - is played by perennial villain Richard Lynch. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, TV movie, Pilot, Horror, Occult, Dan O'Herlihy, Richard Lynch, Kim Catrall
Failed TV pilot from 1961 called "Daddy-O". This sitcom pilot is filled with twists! Odd, But amusing. I think the reason it wasn't picked up is because they would of run out of storylines quickly. It's Worth watching. ( 16 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 60's TV, 1960's Television, Sixties, Pilot, Public Domain, Rare, Retro
This is a failed pilot for a "Three Stooges" TV show. The concept of the show was that the Stooges would try a new profession each show. In this episode they are interior decorators. Features Moe, Larry and Shemp ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, The Three Stooges, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Shemp Howard, Failed Pilot, Kinoscope